Electrical Circuits in Space: The Electrodynamics of the Tethered Satellite
Producer NASAAudio/Visual sound, color
Demonstrates how the tethered satellite and the Space Shuttle orbiter interact with Earth's magnetic field to produce an electric current. Future applications of the tethered satellite/Space Shuttle orbiter system as a motor are described.
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January 19, 2011
They managed to explain more to me about electricity than I was ever able to grasp before (by keeping it simple), and the concept of the tether is really ingenius!! I love how despite the "failure" of the tether, they were able to gather enough useful information to consider it a success-and THAT, is how science works!!
Not a great film, but a great NASA film, especially for the youger audience with scien-tastic aspirations.